Proposed bill would provide lifetime protection for hacking victims

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - The state's first cyber-security legislation is set to be filed on Wednesday.

The bill proposes to require Governor Nikki Haley to develop a lifetime protection plan with free "identity theft" services for people affected by the security breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

The bill would offer tax credits as a possible way to pay for the nearly 4 million people needing protection after their personal information was compromised during a hack of the SCDOR.

The bill, drawn up by Richland Co. Senator Darrell Jackson, also proposes the creation of a state department of information security.

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